Oct. 13, 2021
The unique competition, aimed at celebrating local agriculture, had ten teams competing for the title.
Sep. 16, 2021
Using new investigative techniques, researchers from the University of Kent determined that olive oil constituted 20 percent of caloric intake among residents of one Roman city.
Aug. 12, 2021
Sammarinese consume an average of 22 kilograms of olive oil each year, or about a liter every two weeks.
Aug. 4, 2021
The Italian Federation of Independent Olive Growers seeks to promote the culture of small and medium-sized growers and native olive varieties.
Jun. 24, 2021
When describing what is now modern-day Croatia, Cassius Dio said the people cultivated nearly no olives produced no wine. Today, Croatia excels in both, thanks largely to the Roman occupation.
Jun. 21, 2021
Extra virgin olive oil is becoming more common in Japanese households and restaurants, with families and chefs increasingly appreciating the healthy properties and unique flavors of high-quality olive oil.
May. 27, 2021
The reopening of the Colosseum Archeological Park means that visitors can once again connect with Ancient Roman culture through olive oil production.
May. 20, 2021
The olive oil soap-making facility was discovered in the southern city of Rahat, inside an affluent 9th-century house.
May. 14, 2021
With about one-third of olive oil sales in Italy going to the restaurant sector, the shift of tourists to the countryside is likely to impact consumption.
May. 10, 2021
The ministry plans to use soccer’s domestic and global popularity to promote Spanish agri-food products.
Apr. 29, 2021
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will vote on whether to recognize the 1.5-million-hectare olive tree forest that stretches across Andalusia.
Nov. 9, 2020
Across Italy, students and volunteers are flocking to the olive groves to help with the harvest. The olive oil they help produce is destined for those in need from Sicily to Lombardy.
Oct. 8, 2020
Seyfettin Selim has invested in a state-of-the-art nursery school and daycare in Edirne. He plans to have the school ready to open in time for the 659th edition of Kırkpınar.
Sep. 22, 2020
A pioneering outdoor classroom at the Ciuffelli Agricultural Institute provides students with an inspiring setting to resume their studies.
Aug. 24, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic originally delayed the 659th edition of the world's oldest sporting event from the first week of July to September. Now the main sponsor and ceremonial head of the event says he no longer supports the tournament taking place.
Aug. 12, 2020
Using 3D modeling technology, archaeologists and researchers have created a virtual replica of the ancient Roman villa and its oil press. Digital tourists can now explore the site and witness millennia-old olive oil production from home.
Aug. 12, 2020
The vandalism comes at a time when Palestinian olive oil production is being threatened by Israel’s steady acquisition of territory in the West Bank.
Jul. 29, 2020
While the majority of Palestine’s soap factories have closed after years of occupation and economic hardship, a few have managed to hang on. Giving a modern twist to ancient practices, some producers are not ready to wash their hands of the business yet.
Jul. 10, 2020
The Spanish Association of Olive Municipalities has named a 1,100-year-old olive tree on Mallorca the “best monumental olive tree in Spain.”